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Sep 30, 2013 5:30pm PDT
and work hard. li made little reference to foreign policy, but he said china will continue the path of peaceful development. >>> a senior chinese diplomat is dismissing the possibility of a one-on-one meeting between the leaders of china and japan. president joining ping and prime minister shinzo abe will both be attending the upcoming apec summit in bali. the vice foreign minister says the government is arranging for a meeting individually with other leaders, but he says prime minister abe isn't on the list. lee argued japanese leaders have taken no meaningful actions to improve conditions. lee stressed that china's pre-condition for a summit is for japan to acknowledge that a territorial issue exists over islands in the waters between the countries. japan controls the seeing cue islands in the east china sea. china and taiwan both claim them. the japanese government maintains no such issue exists and says the islands are an inherent part of its territory in terms of history and international law. president xi and prime minister abe briefly exchanged words in september at the g-20
FOX News
Sep 29, 2013 12:30pm PDT
, it is undeny -- undeniable he is trending down. he gets negative ratings on the foreign policy and the american people are sick and tired. the only thing is a republican party that is committing harry kerry and doing what the people don't want which is ultimately being responsible for shutting the government down do -- over an admittedly unpopular obamacare. >> republicans always get the blame and in fact they are already getting the blame. cbs new york times, who is more to blame if the government shuts down? republicans in congress, 44%. president and democrats, 36%. the 16% both equally is an important piece of data. >> what we have is a country that is condemning them all. they have merit to condemn them all. we add -- we admitted that the fall back position would have drawn and the bill by the senate to deal with the issue of the congress exempting themselves. the house didn't even put it in. you know why? they are all in on this. the american people going american people are screwing up. >> i think they have the leadership. >> let me talk about the strategy as a two-fold strategy. to fund
CBS
Sep 29, 2013 6:30am EDT
. iran says the president would be willing to cooperate on a range of foreign policy issues including syria. question, was new ground broken this week between the united states and iran? >> yeah, it certainly was. we have in this fellow tough, intelligent, grainy and diplomat, a hardliner, someone who has been given the franchise to negotiate with the morning, to get rid of the sanctions on iran because they are hurting badly. and i believe that this fellow is basically committed to do that and get that accomplished. he knows what the americans will want. and there's a real possibility we could have a deal with this fella. frank through opposition to this, him and obama doing this comes from israel and the war party in the united states, washington post, wall street journal and all of those who don't want it between the united states and iran. >> what's this? >> lindsay graham has alled for authorizing war on iran right now -- >> what's that got to do with mccain? >> he and mccain are like one. he wants to attack not simply the nuclear facilities but the whole defense establishment. >
CSPAN
Sep 29, 2013 10:15am EDT
's what he said to them. there is one line in this one speech. it may be the most important foreign-policy speech ever given. our foreign policy to this day, to this week, to president obama talking a week ago about our role in syria are not powerful in syria, whether there should be a moral component to american foreign policy. all of this stuff, all of these questions. is america the policeman of the world? that all goes back as indeed does every major policy decision come is certainly one involving an american incursion i'll spare in the world all goes back to one line, the world must be made safe for democracy. .. >> we're going to war.ly w we, a country with an army theek size of that of portugal, was now going to send two million men overseas. and i'm not talking aboutm n crossing the pond here, we're talking about the atlantic ocean. w and, indeed, america went to war. and as a result of that war, america emerged as the first great modern superpower. indeed, a genuine military industrial complex for the first time.the wilson's main reason -- there are all sorts of things, and a ther
Al Jazeera America
Oct 3, 2013 9:00am EDT
it learned in the foreign policy? details are next. ç] >>> welcome back. here's a recap of our top stories. at least 94 people have drowned after a boat sank off the southern italian island of lampedusa. it was carrying hundreds of migrants trying to reach europe from africa. at least 250 people are still missing. >>> the philippines government says many of the separatist rebels captured after recent fighting are children. the moro national liberation front was involved in a standoff with the military for two weeks in the city of zamboanga. >>> rebel fighters in syria have demanded al qaeda leave the homs area immediately. there's been growing tension between al qaeda and rebels from the free syrian army. last week fighting broke out between the two groups in a town near aleppo. >>> now let's return to our top story on the death of those dozens of migrants off the ilant coast. the island of lampedusa is a popular route for migrants wants to reach europe from the northern african coast. 2013 saw 26,000 migrants attempted to reach the island. according to the u.n. around 500 people died at s
MSNBC
Sep 27, 2013 5:00pm PDT
foreign policy have me wondering if we are now seeing in action, president-elected in 2008. the one who ran on a flat form, diplomacy over war. rachel mjoins me. but tomorrow, the continuing resolution upon the government with just three short days until the government shutdown. >> it's starting to look like we may be having a harder time avoiding a shutdown. >> three days, nine hours away. >> a resolution, the house is going to be in over the weekend. question is, can we git done? >> i'm in a hostage situation. >> it's totally up to john boehner. he has to decide does he continue to appease the tea party wing or does he put a clean cr on the floor. >> the continuing resolution funding the government is now out of the senate and in order to avoid a government shutdown, it's up to house republicans to now pass a spending bill. >> so, over the next three day, house republicans will have to decide whether to join the senate and keep the government open or shut it down. >> and as democrats led by the president are pressing speaker boehner for a clean bill that funds obama care, it looks lik
MSNBC
Sep 30, 2013 6:00am PDT
. jack jackie, israel and iran is one of those rare foreign policy issues that can have an impact. what does he say publicly about the back-and-forth between the president will be the most telling today? >> i think they're going to present a united front publicly. but israel definitely was watching what was going on with syria and the political issues the president had to deal with, so they have already been nervous. so this probably didn't help matters. even though here, this looked like a win for the president in foreign policy when he hadn't -- when his poll numbers had been dropping and it hadn't been good. >> well, it would have been odd if he had rebuffed iran symbolically. you've been beating up iran to change their tone, change their tone. they're changing their tone. that doesn't mean that you ease up sanctions. he probably would have taken a hit had he not at least said, okay, that looks like an olive branch, i'll take a look. >> i think he had to do that. i think he had to worry a lot in 2012 about netanyahu an his views about foreign policy. now there is more of an opening.
Al Jazeera America
Sep 30, 2013 2:00am EDT
top two foreign policy priorities. >> a real break throughs on these two issues. iran's nuclear program and israeli palestinian piece would have a profound and positive impact on the entire middle east and africa. >> not talking about attacking but talking, putting a focus on diplomatic solution. but mr. netanyahu has made it clear what he wants. he literally drew a picture last year, he wants a red line drawn expect. >> the israelis are very fearful that obama will be almost taking off the table the possibility of a military strike. what the president wants from netanyahu is time, patience, let the palestinians try diplomatic approach. >> the blitz by iran's new president, haas ann rouhani consistently described as a moderate unlike his predecessor. >> of course they don't have ahmadinejad, who was the gift that kept on giving for chest thumpers around the world. the joke in teheran, i don't know if it was a joke, with the departure of ahmadinejad, the israelis lost their biggest supporters in iran. >> tough words from the president an a definitive time line. if he doesn't get
PBS
Sep 27, 2013 8:30pm PDT
. iran says president rouhani would be willing to cooperate on a range of foreign policy issues including syria. question, was new ground broken at the u.n. this week between the united states and iran? pat buchanan? >> yes, it certainly was. with this fellow, rouhani, tough, intelligence, iranian diplomat, a hardliner, but someone who has been given the franchise to negotiate with the americans to get rid of the sanctions on iran because those are really hurting badly. i believe that this fellow rouhani is basically committed to do that and get that accomplished. he knows what the americans are going to demand and what they're going to want. there's a real possibility we could have a deal with this fellow. frankly the opposition to this, him and obama comes from israel, comes from the war party in the united states, the mechanics, washington post, wall street journal, and all of those who don't want the talk between united states and iran. >> what about that? >> lindsay graham has called for authorizing war on iran right now. >> what does it have to do with him and mccann? >> he wants to
Al Jazeera America
Sep 30, 2013 3:00am EDT
israel on what he says are his top two foreign policy priorities. >> real break thrus throughs one two issues, the nuclear program and israel-palestinian peace would have a true impact on northern africa. >> putting the focus on a diplomatic solution. but in netanyahu makes it clear what he wants. he literally drew a picture at the u.n. last year, a red line, where bombing will occur sooner rather than later. >> almost taking off the table the possibility of a military strike. what the president from netanyahu is time, patience, see where the diplomatic approach goes and if all else fails, trust the united states to take care of it. >> the appearance of iranian president haas ann rouhani, described as a moderate, unlike his predecessor. >> they don't have ahmadinejad, the gift that keeps on giving for the chest thumpers around the world. the joke in teheran and i don't know if it's maybe not even a joke, that with the departure of ahmadinejad, the israelis lost their best agent in iran. >>> if president obama doesn't get his time line, the relationship might look a lot less like this b
Al Jazeera America
Oct 1, 2013 11:00am EDT
prime minister in two ways. first of that he has very definite foreign policy goals, one being iran, and the other being the israeli/palestinian conflict. he wants to sort those two things out if he possibly can before he leaves office. saying if you can sort those problems out you will get a firm foundation for peace going forward. and iran plays into so many of these things in the middle east where the u.s. is having difficulties, including the israelis and palestinians, because iran could use its influence with organizations like hamas, which is the fairly and freely elected guard, it can use its influence there to smooth negotiations there. >> john thanks so much for joining us this morning. and still to come on al jazeera, an egyptian doctor has offered his efforts to [ inaudible ]. that's all i have an real money. victoria azarenko hi, my name is jonathan betz, and i'm from dallas, texas, andx >>> and welcome back to al jazeera america. i'm morgan radford and here are your headlines. if you don't have health insurance and you need some, well, today is the day to start shopping
Al Jazeera America
Oct 1, 2013 12:00pm EDT
. here is what the "new york times" had to say about it, quote, for years now, foreign policy insiders have pointed to north korea as the ultimate nightmare. a closed, hostile and paranoid dictatorship with an aggressive nuclear weapon's program. very few could envision a successful outcome, and yet north korea agreed in principal to dismantel its nuclear weapon's program, abide by the safeguards and admit international inspectors. and finally, diplomacy, it seems, does work after all. ladies and gentlemen, a year later, north korea exploded its first nuclear weapons device. yet, as dangerous as a nuclear-armed north korea is, it pails in comparison to the danger of a nuclear-armed iran. a nuclear-armed iran would have a choke hold on the world's main energy supplies. it could trigger nuclear proliferation throughout the middle east, turning the most unstable part of the planet into a tender box. and would make the specter of nuclear terrorism a clear and present danger. a nuclear-armed iran in the middle east wouldn't be another north korea. it would be another 50 north koreas. i know
NBC
Sep 28, 2013 5:00pm PDT
foreign policy announcement from the president. telling reporters that he called iran's president rue juan any on friday. senior administration officials say the call lasted 15 minute and came after rue juan any turned down a handshake with the president at the conference this weekend. after discussions on thursday between secretary of state john kerry and his iranian counterpart, things turned around. >> a path to a meaningful agreement will be difficult but i believe we've got a responsibility to pursue diplomacy. >> mr. rue juan any who also tweeted a photo of himself spent the week reaching out to the u.s. he also made assurances during a recent interview with ann curry. >> >> translator: we have never pursued or sought nuclear weapons and we are not going to do so. >> it's been more than 30 years, dating back to president jimmy carter just before the islamic revolution and the american hostage crisis which lasted more than a year. events that fostered decades long diplomatic freeze. >> it's not very often that you can see the hinge of history moving. you may have seen that this week.
PBS
Sep 30, 2013 5:00pm PDT
to foreign policy but said china will continue the path of peaceful development. >>> south korea's president says she's not ready to meet with japan's prime minister in the near future. she says japan should first take steps to improve bilateral relations. park met u.s. defense secretary chuck hagel in seoul. she said south korea and japan have been unable it build trust because of unwelcome remark by japanese leaders over historical and territorial issues. park and shinzo abe haven't held talks since taking office. they exchanged simple greetings at the g20 summit in russia in september. south korea and japan are at odds over disputed islands, and the legacy of japan's colonial rule over the korean peninsula. officials in beijing have also rejected the idea of a meeting next week between abe and chine china's president. they will attend the apec summit in bali. >>> researchers on both sides of the pacific are working to track the effects of japan's nuclear accident on bluefin tuna. a team of american scientists at stanford university reported last year they detected low levels of radioactiv
WHUT
Oct 3, 2013 7:00am EDT
's a way to exercise his foreign policy also. >> all right, thank you very much. now do stay with us here on "bbc world news." still to come. one of the world's most famous street artists received in new york, welcomed one day and gone he next. aeg a court found promoter live was not responsible for hiring the doctor that caused michael jackson's death. we have this report. >> waiting for a verdict outside court, the dimps between a billion-dollar payout rom concert promoters aeg life -- aeg live came down two questions. did ea g hire dr. conrad murray? >> dr. conrad was convicted of giving jackson a fatal dose of medication to help him sleep. >> was dr. murray unfit to fsm work for which he was schneider no. that brought the case of aeg live tumbling down. after months of picking through some of the details of michael jackson's private life the jury decided aeg live was not responsible for jackson's death. >> the jurors explained why they didn't think he was incompetent. >> he had a license. he graduated from an acredited college and we felt he was competent to do the job of being a gen
PBS
Sep 28, 2013 4:30am EDT
minutes ago that the u.n. security council gave the administration another claim to a partial foreign policy victory this week, voting unanimously on a resolution to start checking on syrians chemical weapons. the united nations finally took these steps to end the stockpile of chemical weapons. >> realistically it's doubtful we would have arrived at this point if not nor a credible threat of u.s. action in the aftermath of the horrific tragedy that took place on august 21st where chemical weapons killed over 1,000 people, including more than 400 children. gwen: less than a month ago we seemed to be on the verge of military action, war. what happened, kim? >> secretary of state john kerry misspoke or -- gwen: whatever it was he did. >> whatever it was he did. answered a question at a press donches when he was asked -- conference coss -- conference when he was asked what could head off a u.s. strike. he said they could disarm. within hours russian officials responded saying i think we can make that happen. later syrians said yes. fast forward, the u.n. this week, there was a lot of poli
MSNBC
Sep 28, 2013 4:00am PDT
to foreign policy experts who say this could mark a new beginning in the relationship between the united states and iran. they say it will be important for both sides to keep the momentum going if they hope to get agreement on the program. a potential break marked by a phone call a that will go down in history. with the budget battle looming, a surprise foreign policy announcement from the president telling reporter he called hassan rowhani friday. senior administration officials say the call lasted about 15 minutes and came after rowhani turned down a request for a handshake at president obama this week. after fruitful discussions between secretary of state john kerry and his iranian partnership, they came around. they tweeted news of the call before mr. obama spoke to reporters. >> a path to a meaningful agreement will be difficult, but i believe we've got a responsibility to pursue diplomacy. >> mr. rowhani, who tweeted a photo of himself smiling after the phone call. he also made assurances during a recent interview with ann curry. >> translator: we have never pursued or sought nucle
MSNBC
Oct 3, 2013 1:00am PDT
will pick up what's the matter with the democratic foreign policy. >> remember, no fox news back then. rush limbaugh, an ex-disc jockey working in pr for the kansas city royals. talk radio, conservative talk radio. still in its infancy. newt gingrich and buddies talking for hours on the house floor on c-span. this became a thing for conservatives across the country. they would tune in. they would absorb the message. feel the outrage. they would embrace the cause. and then came the night in 1984 when gingrich read off the names of 10 democratic congressman who signed a letter to dale ortega, the leader who seized control of nicaraugua. they urged him to hold elections they had undercut and crippled the foreign policy of the evidence. he suggested prosecution under an 18th century law. then, only then, the speaker of the house. tip o'neill, democrat from cambridge mass, only then he noticed and he ordered a policy. from now on the camera in the house would pan periodically during special order teaches to show viewers the chamber was empty. next time gingrich called democrats no one would thin
MSNBC
Oct 3, 2013 4:00am EDT
they had undercut and crippled the foreign policy of the evidence. he suggested prosecution under an 18th century law. then, only then, the speaker of the house. tip o'neill, democrat from cambridge mass, only then he noticed and he ordered a policy. from now on the camera in the house would pan periodically during special order teaches to show viewers the chamber was empty. next time gingrich called democrats no one would think the democrats were taking it. and it set the stage for an infamous day, the day that made newt gingrich. 10:00 a.m., may 15, 1984, this time, the chamber was full. gingrich got the fight with tip o'neill he had been dreaming of for years. >> you deliberately stood on the well before an emptied house and challenged the people and challenged their americanism and it is the lowest thing i have ever seen in my 32 years in congress. >> i move we take the speaker's words down. >> as a matter of fact i was expressing my opinion, very mildly, because i think much worse than i said all. >> it is my patriotism being impugned. what we are seeing comes class to a mccarthyism
FOX News
Sep 30, 2013 8:00am PDT
sometime this year but president obama said his two critical foreign policy challenges are dealing with iran nuclear threat and overseeing an israeli peace agreement. netanyahu announced new settlements even as vice president biden was visiting his country, so reports indicate that netanyahu will bring new intelligence about iran's nuclear program here at the meeting going on now and will press mr. obama to continue the tough sanctions that have hurt iran's economy. jon: wendall at the white house where some big, big meetings are underway. thank you. jenna: we'll have more on that. meantime, there are some serious questions about the new health care law and now some major television networks are saying they're going to break down the details of the law so their viewers. should that be the job for a major news network? how do you draw the line between good journalism and advocacy? amanda knox facing a new trial for murdering her roommate. could she be sent back to italy if she's convicted? we'll take a look at that next. you really love, what would you do?" ♪ [ woman ] i'd be a wr
FOX News
Oct 2, 2013 8:00am PDT
foreign policy team and it is not just chatting nicely. people who study foreign relations make a distinction and cheap talk and costly signaling. we all know what that is. you say whatever you want, it doesn't matter. they put their prestige on the line, the president in his u.n. speech and rouhani's comments saying i want something i can take back and deliver. if he makes the promise and doesn't deliver he is in trouble back home. that is what this is about. they both want something. the question is, can they sit down and get it? i think the iranians are a little concerned about the americans can deliver, right. jenna: sure. >> is congress really going to follow through on some sort of a agreement that is agreed to. i think they're a little nervous about that. jenna: how do you square that rouhani in the past boasted about talk to distract people and strengthen the nuclear program. >> people have to put that into context. i know exactly what you're talking about, jenna. he wrote an autobiography during 2003 that froze the program for two years. he was under intense domestic at
CSPAN
Sep 28, 2013 12:30pm EDT
and now they're trying to do this with foreign policy and eventually they go out and there is no golden egg in the morning because they killed the goose that has done this. it is foolish as well as incredibly ignorant. >> host: applause for another book, rodney stock, the faculty has written a magnificent book in title of the triumph of christianity, part of the narrative is what was happening in imperial rome with the christian community coming alongside, treating women with dignity, caring for infants that had been left to die. >> host: >> guest: in his earlier book rise of christianity and all sorts of thing, has done a huge amount accounted that ignorance. >> host: religious freedom in the world, you opened that door. not simply talking about religious freedom but throughout the book you make it clear that what you are talking about in terms of sold freedom building on roger williams great teaching and insight, freedom of thought, conscience, religion and belief. take us on the globetrotting trip, anything you would add to what you said earlier in terms of religious freedom in the w
CSPAN
Sep 28, 2013 7:00pm EDT
u.s. foreign policy however the treaty of versailles the arabs declined to obtain as you said said -- with the middle east. why weren't companies like standard oil able to overcome that especially because as you discuss in the book they had had interests in the region previously. >> right. i think by the end of world war i, even when the americans went into the water the american people by a pretty significant majority were opposed by the early if the war so by the time the word was over the idea that the americans -- wilson's idea that the americans would now take on this kind of international referee role i think was just a nonstarter for me from the beginning. certainly in congress he had a very hostile congress which he helped make it more hostile because he was a completely uncompromising and rather vindictive man. i just think -- the idea of standard oil or somebody acting as a force to say the americans need to have a larger role in the world, i think it was a tidal waive of returning to isolationism and i think the benefits were just not readily apparent to americans at the
MSNBC
Oct 1, 2013 9:00am PDT
" editorial had to say about it. quote, for years now, foreign policy insiders appointed to north korea as the ultimate nightmare, a closed, hostile and paranoid dictatorship with an aggressive nuclear weapons program. very few could envision a successful outcome. and yet north korea agreed in principle this week to dismantle its nuclear weapons program, return to the npt, abide by the treaty safeguards and admit international inspectors. and finally, diplomacy, it seems, does work after all. ladies and gentlemen, a year later north korea exploded its first nuclear weapons device. yet as dangerous as a nuclear armed north korea is, it pales in comparison to the danger of a nuclear armed iran. a nuclear armed iran would have a choke hold on the world's main energy supplies. it would trigger nuclear proliferation throughout the middle east turning the most unstable part of the planet into a nuclear tinderbox. for the first time in history, it would make the specter of nuclear terrorism a clear and present danger. a nuclear armed iran in the middle east wouldn't be another north korea, it
CBS
Sep 29, 2013 10:30am EDT
politics back home, congress could really halt a lot of this foreign policy progress on the stand of pushing iranian and have this stopped by congress. i was with secretary kerry and in paris a few weeks ago as he was pushing for support for these air strikes in syria and people on the street in paris were telling me about him not having the votes back home. knowing that congress was in many ways in the driver's seat when it comes even to foreign policy, so there is a healthy skepticism about this, and people looking for more american leadership. so this diplomatic front if we really do see progress it could change perception, but there is a lot of skepticism about who is running policy. >> schieffer: what about the economic impact, if we shut down the government? >> well, israel, we saw that before, and you started to see at the end of last week, wall street paying attention. it hadn't, it has been very complacent, investors have sort of thought this is groundhog day we have seen this before at the 11th hour it end but the stock market actually closed down last week for the first
FOX News
Sep 29, 2013 9:00pm PDT
. it had nothing to do with foreign policy but there was an advantage keeping food stamps under the usda. it made it popular along city and world communities alike. in a surprise move the gop controlled house stripped it from the farm bill and forced a separate vote. in september it passed $40 billion in stofood stamp cu over 10 years. democrats vow to restore that spending. it is not only wasteful but can cause the poor to rely on government. >> it was onned minds of those who launched the war on poverty. >> the days of the goal in our country are numbered. our american answer to poverty is not to make the poor more secure in their po vert but to reach down and help them lift themselves. >> it sounded really good at the time. dwifr give a hand up not a handout. >> charles murray was with a 21-year-old history major at harvard a liberal policy walkoming of age in heady times. >> we were optimistic because we never tried to use government programs to eradicate poverty. >> murray would come to understand how tough a few years later. after earning a ph.d. at mit he went to work for a washin
FOX News
Oct 1, 2013 3:00am PDT
it in terms of leadership on foreign policy. how is the rest of the world responding? we get a lot of blow back because we try to do too much in too many places. now that we've pulled back everywhere, what's the response been? >> i do think there is exception on the world stage that u.s. leadership is in decline. i do think president obama's leadership has disastrous for the united states. it's leading from behind. it is the antithesis, i think, of everything that margaret thatcher and ronald reagan stood for. margaret thatcher believed in very powerful american leadership on the world stage. we're simply not seeing that. president obama certainly is the weakest leader since jimmy carter. in fact, he may even be weaker than jimmy carter himself. i do think there is a sense of american decline on the world stage with the obama administration. that is simply a terrible development for the world superpower. >>elisabeth: margaret thatcher on leadership: a lesson for american conservatives today. it is here. they did a movie, now they got your book out. congratulations. next on our rundown, sh
WHUT
Sep 29, 2013 11:00am EDT
.s. foreign policy including the use of sanction on the iranian economy, "these sanctions are violent pure and simple. whether called smart or otherwise, unilateral or multilateral, sanctions beyond any and all rhetoric causes belligerence, human suffering." rouhani also criticized the use of the u.s. drones. "terrorism is a violent scourge and knows no country on national borders. but the violence on extreme actions such as the use of drones against innocent people in the name of the combating terrorism should also be condemned." the israeli government told its diplomats to leave the hall before mr. rouhani spoke. there was no public handshake between rouhani and obama. something the iranian president later explained in a charlie rose interview. >> well afterall we're speaking of two countries who have had no relations for 35 years. so it is clear that to begin talks requires some preparation work. and whenever the prep work is completed, i believe that it is possible to have a meeting. perhaps if we had more time here in new york we may have been able to coordinate what was necessary for
Al Jazeera America
Oct 2, 2013 6:00am EDT
inspires them to an important win in the champions league. the european union's foreign policy chief that met with egypt's foreign minister in cairo, the second trip to find a compromise between the interim government and the muslim brotherhood. egypt has been in grid lock since the president was ousted in july. a court in the capitol cairo passed a ruling over a week ago, ordering muslim brother hoods assets to be seized. in egypt, the transition to civilian rule is wanted to be sped up. he madid address to soldiers and policemen. >> u.s. president barack obama has canceled a trip to malaysia to sort out a government shut down which began on tuesday, the first in 17 years. some public services will close as politicians fail to agree to a new budget. employees have been forced to stay at home and might not be paid at all. we have more. >> they are no closer to resolving the crisis that has partially shutdown the u.s. government. politicians are refusing to negotiate. both parties traded jabs over who is to blame. >> my goodness, they won't even sit down and have a discussion about th
CSPAN
Sep 29, 2013 6:00pm EDT
is the way we play this game. jimmy carter made it the centerpiece of the foreign policy. he took the first step to the peace in the middle east with the camp david accord. he was hurt by the iranian hostage crisis but it did bring them back alive. he is the best past president of modern times. humor, not much. but his mother supplied the laughs when she said sometimes when i look at my children i wish i had remained a virgin. [laughter] and i like what castaneda said. she said i don't mind carter being born again but did he have to come back as himself? [laughter] and i remember interviewing ms. lillian, carper's mother in georgia in 1976. she was still fuming over the women correspondence who had the labor that the campaign promise never to lie and kept asking why does he really mean by that? finally he said do you why? i might tell a little white lie. what do you mean cracks and public suspiration she said do you remember when you came through that door and i told you how beautiful you looked? [laughter] well, that is a beautiful little white lie. ronald reagan turned the country to the
CSPAN
Sep 28, 2013 6:00pm EDT
was a great liberal and he'd never been much interested in foreign policy. that was one of the curious things that he ended up having to do a lot of foreign policy. what he was interested in was domestic issues. he was interested in social welfare. he introduced the first old-age pension. he was a controversial figure. there were a number of scandals around him including a lot of scandals of women but i think, i've come to think that he really was a very great figure and, although he didn't have much experience in foreign relations, proved to be very adept at that. the man in the middle, george clemenceau, the french prime minister at the time, was an old radical as well, rather like lloyd george, although he came from a different background. he came from a rather more aristocratic background. he was someone who had seen france defeated, first by prussia in 1870. he'd been in paris when the prussians had encircled paris. it was said that when he died he wanted to be buried facing germany because germany, which prussia became the heart of, was a great enemy of the french. he's often portrayed
NBC
Sep 28, 2013 5:30am PDT
. foreign policy experts say this could be a new beginning in the relationship between the united states and iran but they also say it will be important for both sides to keep the momentum going if they hope to get an agreement on iran's nuclear program. this potential breakthrough marked by a phone call that will go down in history. with the budget battle looming, a surprise foreign policy announcement from the president telling reporters he called iran's president hasan rouhani on friday. >> the two of us discussed our ongoing efforts to reach an agreement over iran's nuclear program. >> reporter: senior administration officials say the call lasted about 15 minutes and after rouhani turned down a handshake from the president at the u.n. this week. after conversations thursday between secretary of state john kerry and his iranian counterpart both sides came around. rouhani tweeted news of the call before mr. obama spoke to reporters. >> a path to a meaningful agreement will be difficult, but i believe we have got a responsibility to pursue diplomacy. >> reporter: mr. rouhani, who also t
CNN
Sep 28, 2013 10:00am PDT
it comes to domestic policies, it is his way or the highway. when it comes to foreign policy, he is quite the appeaser. >> well, gloria borger, what do you think? >> look, here is the point. if the president were to call john boehner right now, right this minute, what would john boehner be able to say to him? he would have to say to him i've got this caucus that is completely divided on what to do. you have the kind of hell no caucus which is saying we want to shut down obama care at all costs, even if it means shutting down the government. you have another wing of his caucus like congressman peter king of new york who is saying i am not going to shut down the government. so what would john boehner be able to say to the president? he'd say i have a divided caucus, i don't know how to lead it, i am having a difficult time. we have to take this vote. my members are forcing me to take this vote, we are shoving it back to the democratic senate, they're going to reject it, then let's talk. at a certain point, boehner has nothing to say to the president. what's the president going to say. by th
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